In just about any sport a child participates in that involves the use of a ball, you most undoubtedly will hear the old cliche, “keep your eye on the ball”.
Today, Jasmin and I were reminded to do just that. In this case, that ball is Jesus. Sometimes, our minds tend to wonder, we let life get too complex and we get away from the “fundamentals”. In these times, I try to remind myself to keep my eye on the ball.
Jasmin and I had the wonderful good fortune to eat dinner with some dear friends who are also our brothers and sisters in Christ. We ate, had fellowship, and concluded with an awesome prayer session where we poured out our hearts to God. A statement was made that goes something like this. . . ” how often (if ever) do we get together for dinner and then proceed to cry out to God in humility and adoration?” The answer to that question was saddening. However, it was so comforting to get back to the “fundamentals” with our Lord.
This morning, Jasmin headed over to Felger and Friends to allow her sister Joy to cut off her hair. Joy is a budding hair stylist and I guess Jasmin figured, “how bad can she mess it up?” Just kidding Joy (kind of). Anyhow, Jasmin lost about a foot of hair today in anticipation of the inevitable side effects of the type of chemo treatments that are upcoming.
She looks just like the day we met. How I pulled it off 8 years ago. . . let’s just say that God is good.
This afternoon, we got to say hi to our little bean that is growing in “mommy’s tummy”. I included a pic of our little girl. They had a 4d machine but those pics just weird me out so here is a more traditional one.
The doctor took a look at her and said that all looks well and the all systems appear to be in good working order. Praise God for such a great report! Thank you Jesus.
During this exam, we receive further confirmation about the overall safety of the baby during the proposed chemotherapy treatment. The doctor appeared confident that the chemo will not place the baby in any significant danger or harm. She said there is a lot of research and data supporting this treatment option.
This was the last piece of the puzzle for our Monday morning kickoff with the three chemo drugs Jasmin will be taking: 5FU, Adriamycin, and Cytoxan. Please pray that these drugs will kick the cancer in the teeth while not inflicting harm to Jasmin or the baby.
And lastly, tomorrow we meet with one last oncologist for a third opinion and then things will be as calm as can be expected until Monday AM.
Thank you for all the well wishes. They make Jasmin smile and it is encouraging to see how this event has affected so many lives.
Thank you for your prayers and support.
16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.